Noryangjin Fish Market, Seoul

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Get some freshly caught seafood at Noryangjin Fish Market, the biggest fish market in the city. Opened in 1927, the marketplace specializes in fresh fish, selling the catch of the day as a wholesale distributor and to individual customers. Hunt for bargains and deals on a variety of seafood, from shellfish to octopus, salmon, and even live fish. Watch the auctions that happen several times a day, or take your pick of the catch and bring it to one of the restaurants upstairs, where they can prepare it for you for a small fee. Make Noryangjin Fish Market a centerpiece of your Seoul vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Seoul trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 15, 2017
    On the 1 floor sell seafood restaurants are located on the second floor, where It can cook. Fish sellers agree directly with someone from the workers there, it's all in Korean and understand what is it and how is folded pricing seriously. There are very simple, but Cook quickly. It was delicious. Tablecloths, dishes on the verge. Toilet one on all the dive end of the corridor on the 2 floor, also not the cleanest. Nobody has poisoned-impressions sea:)
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  • August 11, 2017
    Expensive but unique experience. Walked around the market and eventually picked out a large crab. Had the runner bring it to one of the restaurants upstairs where it was steamed. Might not do it again...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Huge fishing, you may want to see marine aquatic life to choose the color. Of course, you have to go to one of the cafes on the floor and ordered the fresh sea food. We ordered fish soup was delicious, though the flavors of Korean are different from all the so far I learned. Service is friendly and usually helps and explains what and how you should eat. In Korea used metal chopsticks, spoons and scissors, which in the first opinion is shocking, but in practice a completely logical and convenient. Recommend.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Many seafood here. You need to bargain and If you don't know the price then is difficult for you. So many stalls in the market all selling almost same things. You need to walk a few stalls to compare price. After that you need to bring to a near by restaurant to cook and you have to pay them to cook for you. I had 6 prawns, 4 abalone and 3 small squid and I paid 6500 won including cooking. Just for the fun of it, Not cheap.
  • June 16, 2017
    Before entering this complex, I visited the old market next to it. Its dark but the products available are the same. However the new complex provides packing facilities and is well organised. Many variety of fish, shells, octopus and salt fish. Many creatures are still alive. As the name suggests, no vegetables sold here. You can find them at the alleys around this complex.
  • July 12, 2017
    There were many vendors to choose from and each has an arrangement with the restaurants upstairs. They prepare the seafood quickly and prices were reasonable. Also, the selection of seafood was extensive from many types of fish to hard shells to lobster and king crab.
  • May 17, 2017
    great place to visit in case you're a fan of fresh raw fish (sushi). You get to choose your fish to cook and there's a little headache of bargaining as it's a market place. Try to check the prices with minimum 3 shops before making a choice. Do not believe English is widely spoken in the area. Better to have a local together to learn the system and to negotiate of course.
  • June 13, 2017
    Seafood is fresh and you pick what you want to eat and they will bring you to their restaurant to enjoy! Although stalls there are competitive but if you politely reject them, they are cool about it. Remember to always ask for price between stalls first .

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